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How long do hearing implants last?

How long a hearing implant lasts depends on a couple of factors. The first thing is the quality of the implant material used to make the device. The better the quality of the device, the longer it will last.  Some implants are permanent, others can be replaced by another device. 

  • In the case of cochlear implants, they are surgically implanted to last a lifetime. However, there are scenarios where the equipment fails and must be replaced. Also, as the technology for external processing continues to evolve, there will be a need to update the internal technology to be compatible with external technology.
  • In the case of middle ear implants, generally the battery will need to be replaced every five years. 

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